Canadian Labour Reporter

June 29, 2020

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PM #40065782 AN ONTARIO company's rec- ognition and rewards program breached its union's bargaining rights and the collective agree- ment, an arbitrator has ruled. Algoma Steel is a steel manufac- turing company in Sault Ste. Ma- rie, Ont. On Jan. 23, 2018, Algoma introduced a points-based reward and recognition program for em- ployees called "Tapping In" that was intended to foster a culture of thanks for employees and teams who performed well and support- ed corporate values. The program Deal ratified After 6-month lockout, 730 Federated Co-operatives workers agree to contract AN ONTARIO transit provider went too far when it required invasive background checks of its employ- ees, an arbitrator has ruled. MVT is a passenger transportation contracting firm based in Dallas, Texas. In 2015, the company en- tered into a contract with the City of Barrie, Ont., to provide transit services. It inherited much of its Bar- rie workforce from a predecessor transit provider. The contract between MVT and the city included a requirement that all staff who had unsupervised access, handled fares or cash, or had access to con- fidential information submit to a vulnerable sector check (VSC) or criminal record check (CRC). It also allowed Barrie to "require the renewal of the security or background checks provided" as it reasonably saw fit. CRCs involve the disclosure of unpardoned crimi- nal convictions along with absolute discharges with- in the past year and conditional discharges within the past three years. VSCs are more invasive, as they CONSTRUCTION Cart Construction Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. (22 engineers, firefighters, foremen, technicians) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955 Renewal agreement: Effective Oct. 15, 2019 to Oct. 15, 2021. Ratified on Oct. 15, 2019. Signed on Oct. 15, 2019. Shift premium: Time and one-half for missed break. Ad- ditional one-half hour of pay for employee, who works through scheduled lunch period and see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Recognition> pg. 7 see Transit> pg.7 Arbitrator quashes employer's policy on criminal background checks The Women's Christian Association of London— Ontario pg. 3 Servomation— British Columbia pg. 4 MacCosham Cartage — Alberta pg.5 York University — Ontario pg. 6 June 29, 2020 Call : 1-888-858-7838 Email: Website: Learn more: Your workplace is changing, are you? Change Management: Apr. 28-30, 2020: Calgary Workplace Restoration: May 12-14, 2020: Toronto MAR/APR 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-02-18 11:07 AM Page 1 ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS pg. 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Employer punished for rewarding workers

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